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Artist:Jesse Colin Young [ more ]
Song:Before You Came
Album:Songbird [ info ]
Released:1974
Last Played:Jan 15, 2013 - 19:45
Avg. Rating:5.4  (Total Ratings: 284)
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1 votes: 23 (8.1%)2 votes: 35 (12%)3 votes: 34 (12%)4 votes: 17 (6%)5 votes: 13 (4.6%)6 votes: 30 (11%)7 votes: 61 (21%)8 votes: 48 (17%)9 votes: 18 (6.3%)10 votes: 5 (1.8%)
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ydjb
(Blacklick, Ohio)
Posted: Apr 02, 2009 - 07:38 

Jesse and Santana were a couple of the warm-up bands before CSNY in Cleveland in mid-70's. First time I saw him - he was excellent {#Cool}
Tana
(Lancaster, PA)
Posted: Apr 02, 2009 - 07:37 

 ruthless wrote:
Is this the Jesse that went to Canada during Vietnam war or was that Jesse Winchester? Both good artists.
 
It was Jesse Winchester who went to Canada in 1967 and became a Canadian citizen in 1973, acc. to Wikipedia.

More_Barn
(NYC)
Posted: Apr 02, 2009 - 07:35 

Sweet guitar.{#Motor}
TimeWaster
(The lower of the two Dakotas)
Posted: Apr 02, 2009 - 07:32 

Yay, South Dakota!
ppak
(3rd spherical clast - [Map Ref. 41°N 93°W])
Posted: Mar 01, 2009 - 19:11 

Before You Came....
In a way, no one will ever understand the impact of those three words....
Unless, in a very intimate way, you are about to bring a new life into our world...
Or, you are an explorer who will soon bring a new world upon an old world...
Or something beyond is about to occur?
pianocomposer
(Springfield)
Posted: Mar 01, 2009 - 19:03 

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
Good story there Bill about the first time you heard this.
I find it amazing how I can remember songs the first time I heard them. And how they relate to the surroundings where I was.
How did DJ know how to play that tune at the right place and the right time?

I have a rotten memory. But when I can remember the song that was playing at that particular time, I can remember everything.{#Stupid}
Bizarre.

I'm thankful for the music.
 
I think it was just the right time and place for Bill to hear the song. I like the song well enough to give it a 7. We all have songs like that. I think several Pink Floyd songs have hit me that way, but never when I imbibed, strangely enough. Something magical about music, I guess.
youngers
(Seattle, WA)
Posted: Mar 01, 2009 - 18:59 

Haunting song.  Love it.  {#Smile}
trekhead
(Set On FUN!!!)
Posted: Jan 29, 2009 - 05:00 

David Gilmour, anyone?

Right at the start.

7.

*EDIT*

Then it turns into Lindsay Buckingham... {#Think}
KurtfromLaQuinta
(Yep. I'm still here in La Quinta.)
Posted: Dec 28, 2008 - 14:39 

Good story there Bill about the first time you heard this.
I find it amazing how I can remember songs the first time I heard them. And how they relate to the surroundings where I was.
How did DJ know how to play that tune at the right place and the right time?

I have a rotten memory. But when I can remember the song that was playing at that particular time, I can remember everything.{#Stupid}
Bizarre.

I'm thankful for the music.

nigelr
(Coffs Harbour, Australia)
Posted: Nov 26, 2008 - 23:54 

Reminds me of early Elton/Bernie.
Extremely nice!

tonypf
(Honolulu)
Posted: Sep 24, 2008 - 18:58 

After the Youngbloods and Elephant Mountain, I lost any interest in Jesse.  Stuff like this certainly doesn't change my mind.


keller1
(In A Gadda Da Vida, Baby)
Posted: Sep 24, 2008 - 18:58 

I can still see my Teac reel to reel playing this tune ...

Another bolt out of the blue.  Way to go Bill.

And the listener rating is way too harsh.

chyk5
(Florida)
Posted: Jul 23, 2008 - 13:48 

I feel badly for people who attempt to be clever and fail so miserably. Keep trying; you'll get it eventually


 Moonflower31 wrote:



Pool seems a little shallow today




 


Moonflower31
(Flagstaff)
Posted: Jul 23, 2008 - 13:44 

chyk5 wrote:

This is the first time I've heard this. I really hope it is the last.





Pool seems a little shallow today

chyk5
(Florida)
Posted: Jul 23, 2008 - 13:37 

This is the first time I've heard this. I really hope it is the last.


daveesh
(birthplace of the american revolution)
Posted: May 21, 2008 - 14:37 

spawned from the youngbloods... a different approach to cheese.
mkrueck
(Germany)
Posted: Apr 20, 2008 - 02:53 

ScoSmith wrote:
-- something new, private, and personal.

something moving and most impressive
ruthless
(Midtown Memphis)
Posted: Mar 19, 2008 - 14:49 

ScoSmith wrote:
Jesse has been layin' it down real well for forty years now. His first album was Soul of a City Boy, in 1964. I liked the song "Four in the Morning" from that effort. In my opinion, it is a good example of how "folk" music at the time was becoming an intensely personal statement, and rapidly evolving away from the traditional approach. Not a Childe ballad, not the blues, not a pop song -- something new, private, and personal.


Is this the Jesse that went to Canada during Vietnam war or was that Jesse Winchester? Both good artists.
Jacksonstat
(Columbus OH)
Posted: Jan 16, 2008 - 16:02 

Inamorato wrote:
This song is written from the perspective of a Native American addressing a Caucasian. It references South Dakota, the location of the Pine Ridge reservation that was the site of trouble and death between Indians and Feds not long before it was written.


I love learning those tidbits of information about music! Thanks for sharing Inamorato :)


Inamorato
(Twin Cities)
Posted: Jan 16, 2008 - 15:47 

This song is written from the perspective of a Native American addressing a Caucasian. It references South Dakota, the location of the Pine Ridge reservation that was the site of trouble and death between Indians and Feds not long before it was written.
Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: Jan 16, 2008 - 15:41 

got sort of a Dan Fogelberg kind of sound to it....
steeler
(Teetering on the precipice)
Posted: Jan 16, 2008 - 15:41 

Rather ponderous. And somewhat shrill.
Krow_Pie
(Venice, California)
Posted: Jan 16, 2008 - 15:40 

ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Horrid.

**Scott wishes for Ramones**

Rats


Gabba Gabba Hey!
ScoSmith
(Santa Cruz, CA)
Posted: Sep 16, 2004 - 00:56 

Jesse has been layin' it down real well for forty years now. His first album was Soul of a City Boy, in 1964. I liked the song "Four in the Morning" from that effort. In my opinion, it is a good example of how "folk" music at the time was becoming an intensely personal statement, and rapidly evolving away from the traditional approach. Not a Childe ballad, not the blues, not a pop song -- something new, private, and personal.
JokesandJokesandJokes
Posted: Aug 17, 2004 - 14:44 

ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Horrid.

**Scott wishes for Ramones**

Rats


Dude, the Ramones are way too fiesty and peppy for RP, try some Tull!!!
ScottFromWyoming
(Powell, Wyo.)
Posted: Jul 20, 2004 - 06:23 

Horrid.

**Scott wishes for Ramones**

Rats

Leslie
(Antioch, CA)
Posted: Jun 09, 2004 - 21:38 

I love this man's voice. I had the pleasure of seeing him about 14 years ago at a very intimate club in Mill Valley's Sweetwater Inn, and he put on a wonderful show.
Gregorama
(Austin, TX)
Posted: May 14, 2004 - 11:13 

Haven't heard his great voice in years. Would like to hear more. Always liked his stuff.
Spliff
(Mountain Home, AR)
Posted: Jan 07, 2004 - 09:39 

I had to check out who the familiar voice was. Thought I heard a David Crosby influence. Great to hear Jesse again after all these years. He was always one of my favorites. It just went into a speeded up version of Darkness Darkness. Old habits die hard.
gypsy222
(Up on the Watershed)
Posted: Jan 07, 2004 - 09:27 

This song reminds me of my recent trip to South Dakota. Nice song.
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